The Social Media Revolution Does Not Need to Be Televised

Posted by Lady Mel On Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2 comments

Whomever came up with the question, "Is social media is a fad?" 1.) has been living under a rock his/her entire life 2.) does not know about how to live humanly. Social media is here to stay, but at what costs?

Take this updated Socialnomics video for example.



The statistics in this video are mind-blowing. If Facebook were a country, it would be the 3rd most populated nation in the world. Phenomenal. But think about it. Within 10 years or so, Facebook, Twitter, and other current social hubs will be no more than a pigment of your imagination. Unless.

Unless these social technologies evolve with the times. Otherwise, new and groundbreaking technologies will emerge and reign in a new age of the social world. For two years, I was the Smith Daily Jolt webmaster. Mind you, the Daily Jolt network was launched in the 1990s, years before Facebook or Twitter received international fame. Unfortunately, on April 6th, 2010, the website shut down. Why? Competition. Economic Recession. User resistance. The social thread continues.

Is social media a fad? Never was. Will it change? Yes. Why? Civilizations are a product of the ongoing social revolution. The person who first invented the wheel, the first naval ship, the first steamboat, the printing press, or the first writing system did not invent for the love of self-gratification. Inventions and the minds behind the inventions are meant to be shared with others, to communicate a multifaceted message, to keep human civilization moving.

Human history itself is one colossal 'social revolution'. Generation Y just caught on the trend thousands of years later and renamed it "social media revolution". Social media is another stage of communication and networking, everything humans have been implementing since the beginning of time. Fascinating, isn't it?

What are your views about social media and its future in the human fabric?

2 comments:

Jodes said...

Amen and amen. It's just like how cities are no longer designed around rivers, restaurants are a common occurance, and royal balls are not. We cannot even begin to fathom the ways we will be connected in the future, but it all stems from the same basic human desire to connect with one another.

Also, that's so rad where you volunteer. Sounds pretty amazing if you ask me. Thank you for being the only commenter to not talk about Bruce Springsteen or Matthew Gray Gubler on a post about changing the world. Yeesh!

Lady Mel said...

@Jodes lol. All I know about Springsteen is through his music. People don't know to refer to others about changing the world. They need to change the world themselves.